Northeast

Reducing tillage on small farms: mulch-based systems

This past year, I attended several talks where small growers were using practices where little, or no tillage was done. This eliminated or reduced the need for power equipment. In these growing systems, permanent growing... more »

Preventing cross contamination: spring chores

Warmer than average March temperatures have started the growing season ahead of “normal.” Springtime brings a seemingly endless series of things to do in the field, plus the picking and packing of early-season high-tunnel crops.... more »

Agronomic practices, sustainability fuel Parker Farms’ 50 years

As it nears its golden anniversary, E.A. Parker & Sons LLC, which does business as Parker Farms, prepares to transition from third-generation family ownership to involvement of the younger generation. Careful crop selection, use of... more »

Pennsylvania invests in pollinator research, specialty crops

Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding was joined by Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences Dean Richard Roush to highlight nearly $1 million of Wolf Administration investments strengthening the competitiveness of Pennsylvania specialty crops. There, they joined... more »

New Square Roots partnership enables zero-emissions food delivery

Indoor farming leader Square Roots has partnered with URB-E, a compact container delivery network that's replacing trucks with small electric vehicles, to enable fast, local delivery of its responsibly grown greens. The fleet is utilized... more »

Pennsylvania salutes vegetable industry contributors

A number of awards and recognitions took place Feb. 1 at the Fruit and Vegetable Growers Banquet at the 2022 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, Pennsylvania. According to William... more »

Commercial strawberry indoor vertical farm planned by Driscoll’s, Plenty

One year after announcing their joint research and development work to grow strawberries indoors, Driscoll's and Plenty Unlimited Inc. are expanding their relationship to build a new indoor vertical farm dedicated exclusively to strawberries. After... more »

Erica Goodman named AFT’s New Farms for a New Generation director

American Farmland Trust New York Regional Director Erica Goodman has been named director of the Farms for a New Generation program, where she will play a critical role to usher in a diverse new generation... more »

Current Issue

August 2022 issue of Vegetable Growers News

Family, dedication fuel Georgia onion grower’s success

West Coast growers battle water shortages

University of Idaho researchers help develop solar-powered weeding robot

SC farming family legacy passes century mark

Greenhouse operation grows, processes and serves tomato dishes to tourists

Tools, techniques don’t solve celery meltdown

Great Lakes EXPO: Delivering the ultimate farm market

Farm Market column: What’s the difference between markup and profit?

Ag Labor Review: Will 2022 be remembered as the Year of Ag Labor Regulations?

see all current issue »

Be sure to check out our other specialty agriculture brands

produceprocessingsm Organic Grower